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Mystery of woman found dead in flower bed, holding a partially smoked marijuana stick

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A house party held in contravention of Covid-19 ban on social gatherings ended in tragedy after one of the participants died, leaving the police with no indication of who could have been responsible.

Ms Sheila Njeri Murage’s body was last Saturday discovered in a flower bed at Santonia Court in the upmarket Kilimani in Nairobi by workers at the property. Blood was oozing from her nose, and she had some back injuries.

She was holding a partially smoked marijuana stick.

ENCLOSED PROPERTY

Santonia Court is an enclosed property with at least six apartments and only one entrance on Kirichwa Gardens Road. It is manned round the clock by G4S guards.

Neighbours do not recall hearing any commotion but acknowledge that there was a party at house number B 03 on the second floor.

The house belongs to Ms Claire Chepkoech Nge’no and in attendance were Christine Awuor Aluoch and Shem Lwanga Mang’ula.

Ms Njeri also attended the party, but what the three don’t agree about is when she left the party, how she ended up dead in a flower bed and how no one knows what killed her.

This is the basis of what has now become e a homicide investigation at the Kilimani Police Division after an post-mortem report on Ms Murage’s body revealed that she ‘might have been hit on the head.

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The post-mortem was conducted by Dr Frank Njenga at the City Mortuary and the report released last evening said Ms Njeri had “head injuries due to blunt force trauma.”

INVITED BY A FRIEND

In custody waiting to be taken to court again Thursday morning are Mr Mang’ula, Ms Ng’eno and Ms Aluoch.

A friend of Mr Mang’ula who spoke to the Nation said that, on the material day, Mr Mang’ula was drinking at 1824 on Langata Road when he was invited by a friend to Ms Ng’eno’s house.

“It wasn’t really a party. Only four people were present and Mr Mang’ula blacked out and slept on the couch because he could not go home due to the curfew,” the friend said.

“The next morning he woke up and went home before being summoned by the police. No one has any idea of what happened, including the police,” he said.

CONTRADICTORY VERSIONS

But detectives privy to the investigation say they have reason to believe the three have an idea of how Ms Njeri died, since their versions of the events are contradictory.

The Nation has been told that detectives investigating the case will ask the court to allow them to detain the three longer as they conclude investigations.

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While presenting them in court on Monday, the DCI said the three are suspected to have jointly killed Ms Njeri.

“The respondents herein were arrested on July 17, 2020, at Santonia Court within Kilimani area on the suspicion of having committed an offence of murder,” detective John Masi, who is leading the investigation, told the court.

Senior state prosecuting counsel Kennedy Panyako told the court that the suspects gave conflicting accounts of the whereabouts of the deceased before her body was found, raising suspicion that they know what happened to her.

“The respondents’ explanation of events after the party raises questions due to the contradictions and inconsistencies in their statements,” Mr Panyako told the court.

WHO INVITED NJERI?

Among the questions detectives are seeking answers to are how Ms Njeri found herself at the party,  who invited her, when she left — if at all she did— and why all those present say they don’t know how she died.

In addition, police want to know how no one at Santonia Court heard any commotion, and why it took so long to discover that there was a body in a flower bed within the premises. Ms Murage’s body was discovered at 9am on Saturday.

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In their statements to the police, the three suspects all claimed that Ms Murage left the party at some point. But they gave different accounts of the time she left.

It is also not clear whether Ms Murage was a tenant at the apartment or whether she was visiting someone who lives there but found herself at the party.

“I always see her around but she does not live here,” one of the residents at the apartments told the Nation.

FREQUENTLY SEEN

It is said that a house on the fifth floor of the apartment where she was frequently seen was not hers.

The Nation learnt that it is owned by a man who rents it out using the AirBnb website, and that Njeri occasionally used it to host visitors. No one knows what she did for a living.

At least 10 people have recorded statements with the police, including the guards who were on duty on Friday night, the property’s caretaker and Ms Ngeno’s neighbours.

DNA samples from the suspects have also been taken and are being analysed, as are their fingerprints and CCTV footage.

The case will be heard this morning at the Milimani Law Courts.

By Daily Nation

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Amina Abdi quietly quits troubled Capital FM

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Capital FM presenter Amina Abdi Rabar has called it quits at the station which had recently been hit by a massive exodus of presenters.

Amina’s exit was not announced neither did she tell her listeners that she was leaving the station she had worked for for almost a decade.

In the last few weeks, Fareed Khimani who returned to Capital FM last year, has been hosting the morning show alone and disclosed tha there will be a new co-host who will be joining him soon.

“Amina Abdi will not be returning and I will be joined soon by a new co-host. She has gone to do big and better things,” he said.

Amina, who is a vivid social media user, did not tell her followers that she was leaving her morning show leaving many to speculate on what exactly transpired between her and station owned by city billionaire Chris Kirubi.

Her social media pages showed that she had deleted almost everything to do with the media house only leaving the material she promotes and the show she hosts on NTV, The Trend.

Her departure from Capital fm comes just a month after another long time presenter Miano Muchiri left, and unlike the quiet departure by Amina, he said he was leaving his mid-morning show which he had hosted for more than a decade.

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“The time has come to say goodbye to radio I would love it if you tuned in tomorrow one last time from 10:00-14:00,” he told his listeners then.

In mid-2019, the media house lost a host of its top talents, including radio host Anita Nderu who resigned saying she felt she had given her best and wanted new challenges.

Others who left the station are Web Editor and lifestyle writer/photographer Susan Wong, who resigned in January 2019 to return to her Canadian home and popular presenter Laura Walubengo, who quit in July 2018.

Others who also left were veteran presenters like Maqbul Mohammed, Cess Mutungi and My Two Cents co-hosts Sharon Mundia.

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The ocean is my moneymaker

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For Mohammed Abbas, a fire was sparked as a child when he would accompany his father, a sailor, on his trips on the Indian Ocean. This boating hobby he started at 10 years old has now turned into a full-blown investment.

“I would go fishing with my father when I was a small boy at the creeks in Mtwapa and many other spots. I also learnt fishing from practising and hanging out wiht different fishermen. I started sport fishing as a hobby and soon after, I started getting inquiries from friends interested to try it out, because they were interested in water sports activities. At first we would pool resources and go out into the sea just for fun, until last year when I decided to venture into it as a business,” he shares.

Recreational fishing, also called sport fishing, is fishing for pleasure or competition rather than for survival.

While Mohammed’s first boat was a small fibreglass canoe 15 ft, five years ago, he bought the Tiara SST 31 Fishing Boat for offshore sport fishing, powered by two Turbo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 Knots. Among the reasons he selected this boat is that it comes with many strong features that make it the best for sport fishing, including a GPS Tracker, VHF Radio, Toilet, Ice boxes [so clients could be served soft drinks), rods, reels and tackles amongst others. .

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Besides monetary reasons, Mohammed ventured into boating and sport fishing out of an urge to show more people the sea life.

“There is so much to explore and we are happy to take people to it. It is also a prideful activity because we don’t have it anywhere else in Kenya, and we are lucky that as beneficiaries of the Indian Ocean, there are very many species of fish and other life to see. We have the big five catches [which include; the blue Marlin, Stripe Marlin, Black Marlin, Sail Fish and Broadbill), the Wahoo, Dorado, YellowFin Tuna and Kingfish. We tag and release the big five. We allow customers to take the pelagic fish home or it is served to them as the catch of the day if they are residents at the hotel,” he adds.

He also got into this business to create employment opportunities in the tourism industry, with the aim of making Diani the watersport hub. He has created employment for over nine people, who are all well trained in deep sea fishing, jet ski, wind surfing, kite surfing, kayaking and other motorised sports.

Being in this line of work is fun and pays off as it has been embraced both by international and local tourists. But also is not left without its own challenges, the biggest being non-licensed operators.

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“While safety is the most critical part of the sporting activities, unlicensed corporates do not adhere to many safety regulations. They are not a competition as such, but a threat to the business because once something goes wrong, then all the practising companies are categorised under one and we have to carry the blame and sometimes even at threat of being shut down. For instance, sometime back, there used to be skydiving in Diani, until there was an accident and someone died and the activity was completely banned here. Not only for the “unlicensed business owner” but for all of us,” he explains.

Despite presence of many boards in boating activities, the director shares that the government has not been doing much to get rid of unlicensed operators from the sea.

Just like many other businesses, Mohammed’s company has also been faced with Covid-19 challenges. However, unlike many businesses that were letting go of some staff, Mohammed could not lay off his staff because all of them depend on the activities for their income. Forced to take a loan to make ends meet and ensure that his staff are catered for, Mohammed is requesting for the government’s intervention to help businesses get back on their feet.

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While business has been highly dependent on international tourists, he is pleased that more local tourists are starting to embrace big game fishing and encouraging more people to experience and make memories. The boat can carry a maximum of six people, excluding the boat crew, and can go up to 48km on the sea. While the rates are not constant, the average rate is Sh16,000 for the day, which is negotiable. Also since the boat is located at Baobab Hotel, you could get your catch prepared for lunch at the hotel.

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PHOTOS: Actress Shiro from Aunty boss steps out in bikini

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Shiro aka Nyce Wanjeri has lately been reaching out to her fans through her YouTube show; especially now that the Local TV series came to an end.

Just like the rest of the cast, Shiro has been trying to remain relevant in the entertainment industry; and this means keeping up with what fans want or rather would like to see.

When everyone else was sharing their bikini photos online the actress chose to hold back as she awaited to drop bomb bikini photos that have left tongues wagging on social media.


Aunty boss aka Nyce Wanjeri

Judging from the photos shared on her page just recently; we can all agree that the lady has the perfect body for tiny bikinis; and for this reason we cannot blame her thirsty fans for wanting to see more of these pictures.

Nyce Wanjeri

Silprosa’s bikini photos

Nyce Wanjeri however joins the likes of former Aunty boss actress Silprosa who brought the internet to a stand still with her swimsuit photos.

Having the young lady parade her thick curves on social media was the beginning of her new journey on social media! Many of her fans went on to praise Silprosa for embracing her imperfect imperfections that brought nothing but the best out of her.

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And with these swimsuit photos, the actress ended landing a job with Akothee Safaris; something she never dreamt of even in her wildest dreams! Anyway, let’s just say that 2020 was Silprosa’s year!

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